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Ohio Court Upholds Down Syndrome Abortion Law

A similar law in Arkansas was declared unconstitutional earlier this year.
Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 17:45:00-04

A federal appeals court upheld an Ohio law that makes it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion when medical tests show that the fetus has Down syndrome.

The court ruled that the law does not impede a woman's right to an abortion.

A similar law in Arkansas was declared unconstitutional earlier this year.

This split in decisions could cause the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue at some point. 


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